Christmas Stockings are one of my families favorite holiday traditions.
Every Christmas Eve we look forward to opening our stockings that my grandma sewed for our
whole family. This is my first Christmas with my husband in our home in Virginia so I thought I’d
carry on the tradition here on the East Coast and learn how to make our own stockings.
Believe it or not, these stockings were pretty easy to make. Actually, Picking out the fabrics was probably
the hardest part! As much as I love the themed holiday fabric and colors, I fell in love with the elegant,
soft gray fabrics and white plush trims that created a “Winter Wonderland” theme. After reading several
stocking tutorials on pinterest, I found one from Sarah Langtrys blog so helpful. She even provided
easy to follow. I took their awesome tips and altered them just a bit to fit my particular
What is needed for each stocking:
1/2 yard of fabric
1/2 yard of lining
16″ pom-pom trim
a 16″ x 5″ fur trim or (16″x 5″ piece of fabric )
6″ piece of ribbon
Once you have your pattern assembled, you can pin or trace it on to your fabric. Make sure
the fabric is folded in half and the right sides are facing each other. I traced mine on to my
liner fabric first and cut an extra stocking to use as my pattern for the remaining stockings.
I found it easier to pin the fabric pattern and then cut around it with a rotary cutter .
Once your done cutting, you should have 2 pieces for both printed fabric and liner.
Next, pin both pieces together.
Sew a 1/2″ seam around the stockings, making sure to leave the top open.
Try cutting a few notches around the curves so it takes away some of the bulk.
After your stockings are stitched, turn the outer stocking so that the printed fabric is on the outside.
Leave your lining inside out and place it inside your stocking.
4. CUFFS AND HANGERS
I used a 5″ wide white fur trim that I found at Joannes for the cuff and a fur ribbon from Micheals for
the hanger. You’ll want to cut the fur trim to 16″ long and the ribbon to 6″ long.
You can also use fabric for the cuffs, as shown below. If your going to go that route,
cut the fabric into a strip measuring 6″ x 16″ . If your fabric is light weight, you may want to double it,
so cut 12″ x 16″ and fold in half. For more instruction on a fabric cuff, visit fabric worm tutorial.
Once your cuff and hanger are cut, sew the ends of the cuff together to create a ban.
Now we put it all together. I recommend pinning the seam of the lining along the seam
of the outer piece to keep everything in place.
For the hanger, fold the ribbon in half and place it in the stocking, UPSIDE DOWN.
You’ll want to make sure it’s along the back seam with the loop end facing down. Pin in place.
Turn the cuff inside out and place inside the stocking. Make sure the seams are matched up and
the right side of cuff is facing the lining. Pin the at the top where the outer piece, lining, and cuff line up.
Stitch a 1/2″ seam along the top of the stocking.
Flip the cuff inside out and hot glue the pom pom trim on. I glued it on the back side
when using fur, but if using a fabric cuff, you can glue on outside of cuff to finish it off.
Here is an example of a fabric cuff. I glued the pom pom trim on the outside so I didn’t have to hem the fabric.
I’m in love with our new stockings! I am NOT a great seamstress, by any means, so if I can do it, so can you!
I even had so much fun making them that I decided to make some extras in different fabrics. For those of you
who want one but don’t want to try making them, you can purchase one for yourself on my etsy shop .
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have fun with this DIY project.
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